The sun shone and we had blue skies to celebrate our 5th year at Shrewsbury parkrun - in that time the course has slightly changed to cope with the growing numbers but one thing has remained the same, that is the enthusiasm and generosity of spirit the people of Shrewsbury has shown for our wonderful event.
Unbeknown to me people had been issued with masks of my wife and I as a tribute for the work we do at Shrewsbury parkrun - it is quite humbling that people had gone to such effort - the main suspect who instigated this is believed to be none other than Shufflerman.
I would like to take this moment to thank all the volunteers and the core team who make this event possible each week / Shrewsbury Town Council for the continued support and use of the Quarry then last but defintely not least all the runners who just make the event ever so special.
There were some very inventive fancy dress outfits on show which was great to see. It was lovely to see Sharon Wills join us for our birthday, Sharon was one of our Run Directors from the early days and only left the team last year when she moved away, well done to her on getting a shiny new PB.
Thank you to everyone that brought cakes along to the event - we managed to raise £176 for Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
Please remember due to the October beer festival there will be no Shrewsbury parkrun on the 6th October.
The following parkrunners achieved milestones this week
Thank you to Colin and Len, as seen in photo below, for taking photos this week
Event number 232
29th September 2018
This week 566 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 55 were first timers and 93 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 34 different clubs took part.
The event was made possible by 40 volunteers:
Gary SIMPSON • Mary BRADDOCK • Susan J BOWES • Leonard EAST • Michelle HUGHES • Margaret CONNARTY • Jack ARMITAGE • Susan VULI • Darren HALL • Helen CROOK • Sarah DUFF • David RANDALL • Thomas PHILLIPS • Jennie HESKETH • Martin SADLER • Jack SADLER • Chris WOOD • Glenn FRANCKE • Peter DREW • Rick ROBSON • Ellie RIPLEY • Ruth CRAVEN • Jo PUGH • Aiden PUGH • Leo HALL • Ian PUGH • Alison STONES • Rhian OXENHAM • Anne MASON • Alfred DEAN • Mark GRICE • Shannon EVANS • Amanda CARTWRIGHT • Tom LELLO • Thea MAGUNDAYAO • Josh BREESE • Amber HARVEY • Angie CATHROW • Jo CROFT • Ellie CROFT
Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Shrewsbury parkrun Results Page.
The female record is held by Helena TOBIN who recorded a time of 17:33 on 6th June 2015 (event number 82).
The male record is held by Stanley Morgan WILLIS who recorded a time of 15:23 on 11th March 2017 (event number 164).
The Age Grade course record is held by Vivian MCCONNELL who recorded 97.25% (19:24) on 31st October 2015 (event number 100).
Shrewsbury parkrun started on 28th September 2013. Since then 11,435 participants have completed 84,303 parkruns covering a total distance of 421,515 km, including 15,469 new Personal Bests.